Now We're Here - a Celebration of the Music of Queen at The F'Inn
Now We're Here
an intimate concert of the music of Queen
and a celebration of the novel Now I'm Here
hosted by author Jim Provenzano
with music performances by Peter Fogel, Suzanne Ramsey, Diogo Zavadzki, Coleton Schmitto, and Adam Dragland, with special guests Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixen and Jason Brock.
The F'Inn 814 Grove Street
Thursday, December 6. 8pm. Doors 7:30pm.
Complimentary champagne, wine, soft drinks, appetizers and desserts.
$30 General admission
$50 includes a signed copy of Jim Provenzano's Queen-inspired novel, 'Now I'm Here.'
Enjoy acoustic performances of more than a dozen classic Queen songs interpreted by Bay Area musicians in a beautiful restored 1881 Hayes Valley Victorian, the site of concerts, film shoots, and unique performance events.
PETER FOGEL has been a bandleader for 40 years and composed for two award-winning rock musicals: Cyberotica! and Club Inferno. Career highlights include opening for Santana with show band Enrique, playing Davies Symphony Hall with retro popsters Whoa Nellies and opening for Cher with drag-rock sensation Pepperspray.
Bay Area Native SUZANNE RAMSEY (Kitten on the Keys) has been performing locally and internationally everywhere from sleazy bars to the award-winning French film 'Tournee' at Cannes. She survived playing in bands with Courtney Love in the '80s and currently sings in the Captain Beefheart tribute ensemble Pachuco Cadaver. She can currently be seen playing piano and accordion in a variety of bars, events and theaters in San Francisco including Flower Piano, Madrone Art Bar, the Rite Spot, and Dandy Drag King Cabaret at Oasis. Tickle her ivories at http://www.suzanneramsey.net
DIOGO ZAVADZKI has been performing in the Bay Area since 2014. During this time he performed with the gory and glittery troupe of the Thrillpeddlers in productions like the Cockettes musical Pearls over Shanghai, Shocktoberfest, Club Inferno, The Untamed Stage and Amazon Apocalypse. Recent works includes: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Ray of Light Theatre, Tuck n Roll Players Cyberotica!, Theater Rhinoceros Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Rumi Missabus Trangerella, the Palace of Trash and the First Church of The Sacred Silversexual. Diogo is the lead singer and guitarist for MuFTA.
COLETON SCHMITTO works primarily as a stage actor, specializing in musical theater. His recent theater credits include Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Ray of Light), Next to Normal (Jewel Theatre Company), We Are Proud To Present... (San Jose Stage), The Unfortunates (American Conservatory Theater), and Memphis (Cabrillo Music Theatre). He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communications Studies and currently works full-time as a clinical research coordinator with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
LEIGH CROW has entertained the Bay Area for over 25 years as a singer, actor and drag performer. Featured in literally hundreds of plays (including Thrillpeddlers' Vice Palace and Pearls Over Shanghai), drag shows, independent movies and rock and roll shows (including the Whoa Nellies), she is perhaps best known for her pioneering drag king character Elvis Herselvis. Want more? Check out her country band Velvetta! You can also catch her at the fabulous Drag King Review 'Dandy' and as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Live at S.F. Oasis!
MS. RUBY VIXEN is a sassy spitfire for hire who loves to entertain! Singer, burlesque emcee and costumer, Ruby has performed on stages across the bay since 2007. Ruby is Co-Producer of the fabulous drag king review 'Dandy', and a member of the Queer Country music sensation Velvetta!
JASON BROCK is a television, film and stage star. He was seen in homes all over the world as a finalist on X-Factor singing songs like Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind.' Jason also starred in the film, 'Love is not Enough,' which played at global film festivals, including the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco. Jason is well-known as a cabaret star and performs original shows regularly. He has been called a Bay Area Singing Legend and was voted Best Male Cabaret Singer for the last four years in the Bay Area Reporter.
ADAM DRAGLAND: Born and raised in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Dragland moved to New York State as a teenager and found rock n roll. He began performing in smoky bars at the age of 17 and eventually followed the music out to San Francisco. Since arriving in The Bay he's become a staple throughout the scene on lead guitar, playing for bands such as Gold Minor, Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional and First Church of the Sacred Silversexual. http://www.draglandband.com/
JIM PROVENZANO (host) is the author of the novels Now I'm Here (Beautiful Dreamer Press), PINS, Monkey Suits, Cyclizen, the 2012 Lambda Literary Award winner Every Time I Think of You, its sequel Message of Love (a Lammy finalist), the stage adaptation of PINS, and the short fiction collection, Forty Wild Crushes.
Born in New York City and raised in Ohio, he lives in San Francisco. A journalist in LGBT media for three decades, he's currently working on his seventh novel.
About NOW I'M HERE
Combining literature and music, Lambda Literary Award-winning author Jim Provenzano's sixth novel 'Now I'm Here' blends historic and contemporary topics. Two Southern Ohio teenage boys, Joshua Evans (a piano prodigy) and David Koenig (a pumpkin farmers son) attend a Queen concert in 1978 on their first date. Their passionate affair grows into a life together full of farming and concerts in their barn.
Joshua's brief fame as a musician includes an invitation to perform in a Los Angeles talent show. He also gains a bit of notoriety by performing unusual solo versions of pop songs at West Hollywood New Wave nightclubs of the early 1980s.
Fighting religious intolerance, rehabilitation therapy, the lure of fame, and the heartbreak of AIDS, the two boys grow into men before our eyes. Through their love of each other and of rock & roll the English rock band Queen in particular Joshua and David breathe life back into their home town, if only for a while.
For more information, visit www.jimprovenzano.com
About THE F'INN
Built in 1881, an Italianate Victorian built by Thomas O'Connor, The F'Inn has been the site of numerous music concerts, film shoots and unique performances. Its also the Former home of the gay organization The Society of Individual Rights, the first meeting place of the historic lesbian group The Daughters of Bilitis, and the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. It also serves as a unique Inn.
The F'Inn (View)
814 Grove Sreet
San Francisco, CA 94117
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|